Friday, 10 November 2017


Hi and thanks for popping by!  I'm here with a card for the latest Fusion Challenge.  We've gone with a 'thankful' theme, which is appropriate for any season and any time of the year.

I'm one of those DT members who likes to make their cards well in advance of a challenge going live.  Well, not this time!  As I write this, I just finished making my card about 15 minutes ago and the challenge goes live in 4 hours.  Talk about skin of the teeth!

Luckily, I pretty much had the card planned out in my head so it didn't take too long to put together - although I did change my mind several times.

The die-cuts take center-stage on this card.  Copper foil sentiment, slate, black and white foliage and a black strip to ground everything.  To add a bit of interest to the Fog panel, I added some loosely applied embossing paste over the Geometric Grid stencil, which is probably my favorite stencil as I reach for it nearly every time!

Thanks for visiting!  The design team have some gorgeous cards so please head on over and check them out.

I'm entering this card into a few of the challenges out at the moment:  Inkspirational have a cue word of Trend.  To me metallics are on trend as are scripty sentiments.  Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge - well that's pretty obvious 😄 and I was inspired by the leaves and thanks theme on Anita's Muse card.

Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Fog, Slate, Black, Copper foil
Dies:  Grateful for You, Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT), Chloe Stem (Memory Box), Layering Leaves (Concord & 9th)
Accessories:  White embossing paste, Geometric Grid Stencil (MFT)


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Muse


Linda Callahan said...

Soooo elegant! Your diecuts are fabulous and the bit of texture in the background is perfect! Love this!

Susanne Vargas said...

I am really in love with this card: the color scheme, the metallic word die, the layout, the stenciled background - simply spectacular!

I Card Everyone said...

well you already know I love the shades of grey, and the die cut floral sprigs, and every card your heart touches... gorgeous!

Anna said...

Beautiful. I love the scripty sentiment and the leaves!

Cara said...

I love this with it's subtle tiones and pop of copper x

Brenda in IN said...

I love how you combined the two die cuts in the gray, black and white. The copper sentiment added such elegance to the card.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Karren! I love how you added embossing paste behind your beautiful foliage and your copper foil sentiment is divine! You did an amazing job combining challenges, too...Stunning work, my friend!

Lucille K said...

Such a lovely card, the die cards are beautiful and the word grateful is so pretty :)

Ardyth said...

Great combination of these challenges! I love the copper with the white, grey and black - very striking! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Karren!! I love the layered foliage and the touch of embossing paste!

Neets B said...

Gorgeous texture from your layered up die cuts and the grey white space is super stylish. Thanks so much for playing along at Muse, Anita x

Macimbalo said...

Really gorgeous! The foliage with the embossing just make this a standout all around! Thanks so much for sharing and entering the Happy Little Stampers ATG w/ Dies Challenge for November!

cm said...

Breath-taken away gorgeous! And yes, metallics are, indeed, a trend in card-making - something I wish I would have thought of in designing my card! Thank you for sharing this beautiful design in the Inkspirational and HLS Anything Goes with Dies galleries!